DUBLIN, JULY 1 -- Salsabil became the first filly since 1900 to win the Irish Derby today and spoiled Pat Eddery's bid for a sweep of Europe's major derbies.
Ridden by Willie Carson, Salsabil -- winner of Epsom Oaks and 1,000 Guineas -- moved past Deploy in the final furlong and won the $960,000 race by three-quarters of a length.
Salsabil, owned by Hamdan al Maktoum, ran the 1 1/2 miles at the Curragh in 2:33.
Belmez, ridden by Steve Cauthen, was four lengths back in third place. Blue Stag was fourth.
Eddery, riding 5-4 favorite Quest For Fame, finished fifth. He was trying to become the first jockey to win the English, French and Irish derbies in the same season.
"When Pat made his move about two furlongs out on 'Quest,' nothing seemed to happen so I gave Salsabil a kick," Carson said. "With one and a quarter furlongs to go, Deploy seemed to be sagging and I took the lead with a furlong out. You know the rest -- the filly just went."
Deploy, a 16-1 shot ridden by Walter Swinburn, was entered at the last minute as a pacesetter for Quest For Fame.